WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award

WCET 2020 WOW Award logo.

The WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award recognizes outstanding efforts by member institutions and organizations in applying innovative solutions to a challenging educational need. We know our member institutions are working on creative and innovative projects in all departments and areas. Look across your campus or organization for successful and innovative works and submit them today for a WOW Award! Works nominated for WOW award should...

  • address a significant need or problem in higher education.
  • incorporate creative and/or innovative uses of technology or resources.
  • demonstrate a positive impact towards addressing need.
  • represent a significant contribution to the field of technology-enhanced postsecondary education.
  • can be adapted or used as a model for others.

WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award 2020

WCET members are on the cutting edge in using educational technology tools and practices. WCET’s Outstanding Work (WOW) Award recognizes outstanding efforts by member institutions and organizations in applying an innovative, technology-based solution to a challenging educational need. 

The award recognizes member achievements and publicizes their accomplishments.  

***2020 Award Update - the 2020 WOW Award Nominations will remain open however we are SUSPENDING the deadline at this time. Nominations will still be accepted.***

Eligibility

WCET members (institutions, organizations, or corporations) in good standing are eligible to be nominated for a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award. Encourage your colleagues to submit a nomination. Members may nominate their own work for the award.

Institutions or organizations that received the WCET Outstanding Work award in 2019 are not eligible to submit a nomination this year, but they will again be eligible next year. A work nominated last year that did not receive the WCET Outstanding Work award may be updated and resubmitted using the 2020 criteria. See below for a list of all previous WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award recipients.

Award Criteria

The WCET Outstanding Work award recognizes outstanding efforts by member institutions and organizations in applying an innovative solution to a challenging educational need. Well-written nominations that directly address each criterion are encouraged for this competitive award. Please see the form below for the criteria.

If applicable, please provide any website URLs related to your nominated work. If this site is password protected, please provide a password the committee can use only for purposes of reviewing your nomination.

Submission Instructions

Complete the nomination form online.

***2020 Award Update - the 2020 WOW Award Nominations will remain open however we are SUSPENDING the deadline at this time. Nominations will still be accepted.***

If you have any questions about this form or issues with it, please email the WCET Awards team at wcetawards@wiche.edu.

Awardee Selection

The WOW Awards Committee, comprised of WCET member volunteers, will review all nominations and will select the recipients. The WCET Outstanding Work Awards Committee may grant a maximum of five awards and reserves the right to grant fewer than five awards.

Awardee Recognition

Recipients of the 2020 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award will:

  • Be recognized in a WCET informational release on the WCET website.
  • Be recognized at the 2020 WCET Annual Meeting. Recognition includes an award presentation during an Awards luncheon, including the presentation of a short video about their project originated by the award recipient.
  • Selected recipients will receive ONE (1) complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.
  • Be allowed to display the WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award logo on their website and printed materials indicating that they have been awarded the 2020 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award.
  • Be invited to partner with WCET to share information on the work in various ways, such as write a guest blog to WCET’s Frontiers, conducting a follow-up video or audio interview, etc.

Questions

Contact Lindsey Downs at ldowns@wiche.edu if you have questions about the process of nominating or the status of nominations, or the suitability of a potential nomination.


List of Previous WOW Recipients

See the innovative work addressing important higher education challenges recognized by past WOW awardees: